Before this grinning little girl was an international super model she was just another happy kid sharing a smile in Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil. Can you guess who she is?!
Ex-'Party Down South' Star
Old Bosses Warn ...
Your Lotion's Giving Us a Rash
9/19/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor "Lil' Bit" Wright -- who quit the TV show "Party Down South" -- is rubbing her old bosses the wrong way ... with a line of body lotions that capitalizes on her reality show persona.
Wright's been on social media lately promoting a brand of moisturizer and suntan lotion called "Lil' Bit Country" ... but TMZ has learned the network honchos at Viacom (CMT's parent co.) sent her a cease and desist letter demanding she stop using her nickname to promote the skin care products.
The network's position is it owns the name, Lil' Bit -- but sources close to LB tell us she's been using the handle since long before the show ... and she has no plans to yank it off the lotion.
My Pizza Joints
9/19/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
I'm Putting Amber on TV!
9/18/2014 4:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Cannon is banking on Amber Rose in a big way ... because we found out he's already wheeled and dealed her way into a television series and a book deal.
At first it sounded like a vanity client ... Nick repping a former stripper who became famous for dating Kanye and getting pregnant by Wiz.
Turns out -- with Nick's help -- Amber is now the real deal. We've learned her TV deal is a fashion show -- not a bash-this-woman type show ... it's more about female empowerment.
As for the book deal ... we know it's inked but don't know the story line. Hopefully it's a coffee table book and not a memoir.
Dr. Says It's a Lie
There was NO Selfie
9/18/2014 12:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joan Rivers personal ENT doctor did NOT take a selfie while the comedienne was under anesthesia shortly before she stopped breathing ... so claims the doctor herself.
Sources closely connected with the doctor say ENT specialist Dr. Gwen Korovin has made it clear ... she says the CNN story is absolutely wrong. The network reported a staff member at Yorkville Endoscopy clinic told investigators the doctor took the pic. Our Korovin sources say ... the network's source is "making up lies."
We're also told the doctor has made it clear ...she did NOT perform a biopsy on Joan. We pressed to find out if she performed some other procedure ... we did not get an answer.
Several patients of Dr. Korovin have contacted us to tell us about her "unblemished record" and how she is the go-to ENT in NYC. It's true ... she has a corner on the market and her patients love her.
Hubby Victor Sues
He Said I Had Herpes And Tried To Rape Him
9/18/2014 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Olympic skater Johnny Weir spins lies as easily as he performs triple salchows ... according to hubby Victor Voronov -- who's suing Johnny for accusing him of attempted rape and contracting an STD.
Victor -- who's in the middle of an ugly divorce from Johnny -- filed court docs accusing Weir of spreading salacious lies during an interview on "Access Hollywood" to talk about their divorce.
During the interview, Weir said Voronov "asked me to lay with him in the biblical sense, and when I refused, the altercation between us started." According to Voronov's court docs ... that translates to attempted rape.
Voronov also claims Weir slandered him in a fit of jealousy ... texting a friend to accuse Voranov of having herpes ... or some sort of sexually transmitted disease.
Voronov -- says it's all BS -- he never tried to rape Johnny and is as clean as a whistle -- and that Weir is trying to subject him to scorn and ridicule. He's suing for unspecified damages.
We reached out to Weir's people ... we haven't heard back.
Stranded in Cabo
9/18/2014 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Thicke must feel like wherever he goes, trouble follows, because we found out he was stranded in Cabo with 30,000 other tourists and was treated like one of the crowd.
Robin was there with his son and nanny ... vacationing when Hurricane Odile hit and hit hard.
Robin was stuck for days trying to get out. We're told he left Tuesday with the help of a military aircraft. Angie Everhart was also stranded and took the same plane to Mexico City with a layover and then on to L.A. ... where they finally landed Wednesday.
We're told Robin and Angie were not singled out and given special treatment ... they were part of the line like everyone else. But get this ... we're told on Tuesday -- thinking the airport was still closed -- Robin was holed up in a facility when he saw a military plane fly over ... and he along with a hundred others literally ran to the airport to get the hell out.
'Twilight' Star Jackson Rathbone
Engine Explodes on Flight
9/18/2014 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A plane carrying Jackson Rathbone -- who played Jasper Hale in "Twilight" -- made an emergency landing in Long Beach Thursday ... after one of the engines exploded and his cabin filled with smoke.
Rathbone documented the whole thing on his WhoSay account ... after the right engine went kaput on a JetBlue flight heading for Austin, Texas from the LBC.
Jackson claims the oxygen masks didn't deploy when the plane got smoky -- so the flight attendant had to manually release them. According to reports ... one person was hospitalized for shortness of breath once they landed.
Rathbone says things got so scary while they were on the way down ... he grabbed his son/wife tightly and started praying.
Luckily they landed safely -- and when the plane stopped Jackson said screw his personal belongings and jumped down the inflatable slide with his family to exit the plane ASAP.
It's unclear if the Volturi sabotaged his flight.
In other news...
Kim Kardashian's waist has pretty much disappeared thanks to this ridiculously tight corset.
No way she can breathe in this thing, right?
Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher
Dude, Where's Our
9/18/2014 10:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
With a baby on the way and their transportation needs about to change drastically, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher went shopping in the Valley Wednesday for a new car.
Mila has kept her due date secret thus far, but with Ashton tagging along with a stroller to test out trunk space ... you have to assume they're getting close.
Hard to imagine these two in a minivan, but you never know ...
Chris Brown & The Game
Two Anti-Gang Activists ... with Gang Ties
9/18/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Gwen Korovin Surfaces
Mum on Selfie Allegation
9/18/2014 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joan Rivers' personal ENT who was performing a procedure on the comedienne when she stopped breathing was seen for the first time in NYC Thursday ... and she clearly didn't want to talk.
An independent photog asked Dr. Gwen Korovin if she took a selfie while performing a biopsy on Joan ... but she was having none of it as she entered her office building.
TMZ broke the story ... Dr. Korovin is the ENT Joan brought in for the procedure. Dr. Korovin's other celebrity patients include Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, John Mayer and Hugh Jackman.
In other news...
You're gonna do a double take when you see the hairstyle Khloe was spotted wearing on her way to the gym earlier this week.SEE MORE »
'Django' Actress & BF
TX Cops ALSO Racially Profiled Us!
9/18/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her BF were victims of racial profiling by cops in Texas ... months before they accused the LAPD of the same thing -- or so they claim.
Brian Lucas posted on his Facebook page May 23rd, "We just got pulled over for speeding & were actually "profiled" as a bi-racial, queer couple by a rookie Texas State Trooper." He also posted a selfie of him and Watts posing next to a silver Mercedes.
We broke the story ... Watts played the race card in a big way last Thursday ... when L.A. cops responded to reports of a couple having sex in a parked, silver Mercedes. They deny they were banging ... and said officers targeted them because he's white and she's black.
As for the Texas incident, Lucas called it a magical experience, adding "we are ok and spirit even supported us in a RAWKin' cool way that we couldn't even plan."
Maybe TX was just the opening act for L.A.
Mexican Flag Ass Stunt
Triggers Criminal Investigation
9/18/2014 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus could go to jail for getting her ass whipped on stage ... with a Mexican flag.
Miley was performing Tuesday night -- on Mexican Independence Day, mind you -- in Monterrey, Mexico when one of her dancers slapped her prosthetic butt with a Mexican flag.
Apparently Mexican officials are super sensitive about disrespecting national symbols so the congress of the state of Nuevo Leon wants her prosecuted. The crime of desecration carries a $1,200 fine and a 36 hour jail sentence.
It wouldn't be the first time a singer crossed the line South of the border. Paulina Rubio was fined $4K for appearing naked in a mag ... draped in a Mexican flag.
Will Miley's butt ever learn?